My name is Sarah Nicholls. I am a visual artist who makes pictures with language, books with pictures, prints with type, and animations with words. I often use found language and metal type, combining image, visual narrative, and time. I have written a collection of self-help aphorisms, I publish a series of informational pamphlets and I recently completed a field guide to extinct birds. My limited edition artist books are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Pennsylvania, among others.
For twelve years, I ran the studio programs at the Center for Book Arts in NYC, organizing classes, public programs, readings, and talks, coordinating publications, running residency programs, and teaching interns. I learned everything I know about letterpress and bookmaking while I was there. Now I teach at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design, and work on a variety of freelance projects.
I also do illustration and design work for individuals and institutions. Do you have an interesting project in mind? Contact me here, I welcome commissions and collaborations.
You can learn more about my pamphlet series, Brain Washing From Phone Towers Informational Pamphlets, here.
You can read more about extinct birds and field guides here.
You can find my CV here.